InDEEP Phase III: Complex Prototype (Design Optimization)
June 2024 - January 2025
Phase III will focus on developing pre-commercial prototypes and materials. This phase will challenge successful teams from Phase II to demonstrate their individual DEECs as DEEC-Tec metamaterials. This stage will require teams to interconnect and integrate their individual DEEC prototypes from the first stage, and to ultimately demonstrate the resulting functionality of their metamaterial. Participants will also apply the full Technology Performance Level assessment to their DEEC-Tec metamaterial design(s) to determine how much energy could be converted and, correspondingly, the techno-economic potential of their design(s).
Up to five teams can each win $250,000 in cash awards.